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#Holiday Story: Holiday Surprises

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Not everyone likes the holidays. Or surprises.

Maith Ailineighdaeth!

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Happy Ailneighdaeth, the Frewyn holiday of rebirth! This is the day on which the Frewyn Gods made their promise to return to their children by showing themselves as the constellations in the sky. The Roe Gaumhin, the Frewyn cypress, is decorated with lights, gifts are exchanged (usually handmade items like sweaters and socks), and everyone gathers before the fire to delight in family raillery, games, song and dance. This year, we commemorate the release of Tales from Frewyn Volume 2 with a gingerbread barn, the twins, Brother Baronous, and King Alasdair (he's upset because his nice jerkin looks more like a bodice).



As well, we commemorate the upcoming release of Damson's Distress with gingerbread versions of Bartleby, Rannig, and Gubbins!


Second Half of the Tales from Frewyn Tour!

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Tales from Frewyn Vol 2 on tour!

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Join us for the Tales from Frewyn blog tour, going on now till the 22nd. Follow along for new stories, reviews, interviews, and our grand giveaway! 

The highlights of the tour so far:
Interview on the Dan O' Brien Project 
International giveaway to win books, bookmarks, and bracelet
Review by the inimitable Sophia Rose
Beginning of the read-along

Tales from Frewyn will be on sale for the entire duration of the tour! Grab a copy for the Ailineighdaeth season!



Story for the Day: The Cross Spider

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Rautu is not the only giant in the world who dislikes spiders.



Story for the Day: Camels

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While Frewyn is home to many interesting and unique animals, the camel is not one of them. Camels belong to the Bizarmin, the nomads of the Sahadin desert, and are therefore never seen in the south, excepting in what the picture books from the north are willing to depict. Every year, when the Bizarmin make their annual pilgrimage from Livanon to Lucentia, the northern pass is wreathed in a legendary procession of camels that can be seen from the gates of Livanon capital all the way to the southern rim of the Sahadin desert. Many people from the south travel north just to see pilgrimage, and to see whether the pictures of camels they had seen when they were younger were in any way accurate: